Name and location of repository
Level of description
The Video Access Project video recordings
- 1971-1990 (Creation)
48 cubic feet; Umatic videotapes; open reel videotapes
Name of creator
The Video Access Project (TVAP) was a community television program in Portland, Oregon. It ran from the early 1980s into the 1990s. TVAP was a platform for community groups, artists, and musicians. They could use the broadcast slot and the volunteer production crew to bring awareness to a cause or promote an upcoming event, discuss important topics in-depth, or share their creative talents with a wider audience.
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Scope and content
The Video Access Project (TVAP) recordings consist of over 800 3/4" Umatic Video tapes and 1/2" Open Reel video tapes, most produced in the Portland Community Access facilities from the early 1980s into the 1990s. These programs were mainly produced and recorded in a television studio and covered various Portland related topics, including politics, music, art and social services. The collection also contains earlier video recordings that were not produced by TVAP. These videos, from the 1970s, were shot on location (not in a studio) and are more focused on art, sexuality, performance and neighborhoods in transition.
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Conditions governing access
Copyright for these recordings is held by Creative Outlet Portland. In some cases, additional parties may hold copyright to all or portions of the content of individual recordings, and use may also require permissions from these copyright holders. Use is allowed according to the following statement: In Copyright - http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Original videocassettes are not available for direct access due to preservation concerns. Researchers are asked to use digitized access copies in OHS Digital Collections when available. Contact staff for assistance.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Gifts of Raymond Larson, August 1994 (Lib. Acc. 21934) and Creative Outlet, Inc., December 1985 (Lib. Acc. 17519).
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Related archival materials
Preferred citation: The Video Access Project video recordings, MIC 8, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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Rules or conventions
Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.